Man Accused of Injuring Multiple Officers During Fight While Resisting Arrest in Newington

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Police have arrested a man who is accused of injuring multiple officers during a fight at a restaurant in Newington while resisting arrest on Sunday.

Officers were called to The Bar and Grill on Cedar Street after getting a report that a Springfield, Mass. man was threatening customers and claimed to have a gun.

When police arrived, they said they encountered Luis O. Santos, who was engaged in a physical fight with customers who were attempting to restrain him.

Officers intervened and Santos ignored the commands from the police before engaging them in a physical fight, according to investigators.

Santos then resisted and kicked officers, causing injuries to multiple, police said.

Authorities said after an investigation, they learned Santos did not have a gun during the incident.

Santos is facing charges including interfering with officers, assault on public safety, breach of peace and threatening. He is due in court on Monday.

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